The 10 Best Things to Do in Dexter, United States

December 7, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Dexter is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Originally a village, Dexter residents voted to adopt a city charter in November 2014. The population was 4,067 at the 2010 census. Between 2000 and 2010, Dexter's population grew 73.9%, making it one of the fastest growing communities in the state.
Restaurants in Dexter

1. The Encore Theatre

3126 Broad St, Suite A, Dexter, MI 48130-1161 +1 734-268-6200
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

The Encore Theatre

Reviewed By TravelFan48105 - Ann Arbor, Michigan

I wish I had discovered this theatre company years ago. This weekend was my first visit and I loved it. The production was My Fair Lady and, wow, it was excellent! Wonderful acting and singing and the small orchestra was top-notch. What talented performers! The stage is small but the team worked miracles in setting the scenes. All seats are good and the proximity to the stage means that you are really involved in the action. The upcoming Season Nine looks great, mostly classic musicals and I hope to attend again.

2. Purple Rose Theatre

137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1038 +1 734-433-7673
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 157 reviews

Purple Rose Theatre

Founded in 1991 by actor and Chelsea native, Jeff Daniels, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is a leading professional theatre dedicated to producing new American plays and classic stories that speak to audiences in the midwest. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre, the Purple Rose produces 4 plays in each year-round season. Performances take place 7 times per week (Wednesdays through Sundays), with nearly 250 performances per year. Located in the charming city of Chelsea, Michigan, just west of Ann Arbor, the Purple Rose Theatre provides live entertainment for nearly 40,000 visitors each year. The theatre is an intimate space, with seating on 3 sides of the stage. With only 168 seats, audience members are never more than 5 rows from the action.

Reviewed By Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser - Birmingham, Michigan

Our family took sometime out from our holiday celebration to attend the Purple Rose's production of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. The cast included Rusty Mewha, Kate Thomsen, Paul Strolli and Michelle Mountain.

This was our second trip to the Purple Rose. Last year with Michelle Mountain in Morning After Grace by Carey Crim.

It was an eclectic story about the parents of two children with got in a fight.

A simple format containing powerful lines and provoking images that tug at the mind and the heart. It was fast paced, energetic and mentally challenging. It asks the question: "What is your ethos?........Are you sure?"

Stop by and see it :)

3. Michigan Stadium

Stadium Blvd & Main Street, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI +1 734-615-4653
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 621 reviews

Michigan Stadium

Reviewed By JanetDP - Ontario, Canada

this place is huge and holds more people than there are in my hometown. Cannot beat the experience of going here!

4. Dexter Cider Mill

3865 Central St., Dexter, MI 48130 +1 734-426-8531
Excellent
67%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Dexter Cider Mill

Reviewed By Diana15241 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My family enjoyed an idyllic autumn visit to the Dexter Cider Mill. The weather was warm and the fall leaves were beautiful. We watched the apples being pressed into cider and enjoyed sampling the fresh cinnamon and pumpkin cake style donuts while looking at the river in the back. It is a quick drive from Ann Arbor and gave us a nice outing while visiting our son at the U of M.

5. Jiffy Mix Company

201 W North St, Chelsea, MI 48118-1259 +1 734-475-1361
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Jiffy Mix Company

Reviewed By Victoria B - Lititz

Lively film at beginning of tour. Saw some of the facility. Got goodie bag at end. Bought nice padded bag and 24 box mixes at end.

6. Law Quadrangle

801 Monroe St, Near Legal Research Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1210
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Law Quadrangle

Reviewed By RichardinOhio - Williamsburg, Virginia

Although undergoing some landscape renovations, the Law School Quad is worth walking through. Make sure to visit the Law Library, which extends several floors underground in the expansion from about 1980. It is wonderful to walk below and see the grand architecture looming above. The Great Hall is also wonderful--reminds me of some of the great universities of Europe.

7. Dexter-Huron Metropark

6535 Huron River Dr, Dexter, MI 48130-9709 +1 734-426-8211
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

122-acre site on the Huron River.

Reviewed By delidog - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dexter-Huron is one of the smaller metroparks, but is a very pretty spot along the Huron River for picnics, fishing, canoe rides, walks/hikes, etc.

8. University of Michigan

915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070 +1 313-244-5257
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 547 reviews

University of Michigan

The University's beautiful campus includes many fine museums and facilities for its enrollment of 36,000.

Reviewed By 462David - Boston, Massachusetts

I lived in Ann Arbor for 12 years. I went to undergrad and grad school at UM and loved my time there. The SNRE, PitE, SoE and RC are my real homes. If you are looking into a small school "within as school" feeling, you should check out the residential college in East Quad. The Secondary Masters of Education program is also top notch.

9. Zingerman's Cornman Farms

8540 Island Lake Rd, Dexter, MI 48130-9516 +1 734-619-8100
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Zingerman's Cornman Farms

Zingerman's Cornman Farms is an authentic working farm that hosts weddings, corporate functions, fundraisers, tours, and other special events.

Reviewed By DeWayne G - Dexter, Michigan

The barn where the drinks and horderves were served was great. The food was exceptional but the tent was miserable! The cold air came in from everywhere. They should not offer that location during the cooler months because dinner was simply miserable. Overall, I love the grounds and what they have turned the property into but they need to figure out how to keep the cold air out of the tent or simply not offer banquets there during those cooler months.

10. Hill Auditorium

825 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1004 +1 734-764-2538
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 88 reviews

Hill Auditorium

Reviewed By delidog - Ann Arbor, Michigan

The acoustics here is wonderful. For many performances amplification is not really needed. I been to many wonderful concerts here, as well numerous talks, shows, etc. I am always taken by the beauty of the venue and the wonderful acoustics.

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